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>> anderson: welcome back. we're here with regina king. giving out mardi gras beads here. the new season of "southland" starts tomorrow night. and model actress and new mom, molly sims is my co-host. thank you so much.
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. this really is not a celebration. it's been a very trying time over the last couple weeks. >> former lapd officer christopher dorner is believed to be dead. we're now learning more details about what happened leading up to the deadly gun battle. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. we'll have more on that in a moment but the bomb squad is at a home in santa clara just around the corner from santa clara high school. explosives were detonated there last night and technicians are back this noontime to see what else they find.
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janine de la vega has more. >> reporter: it's roped up because there are fire trucks, paramedics and a bomb unit here. their focus is on this house that they have been searching extensively. they're looking for all sorts of evidence and bomb making material. a home-made -- home-like device was detonated. they covered them with sandbags so debris wouldn't cause damage in the neighborhood. the man who lives here is 45- year-old everett basham who is under arrest for threatening a public official. he's described as a loner who kept to himself. >> he was a little eccentric but i am surprised about the bomb-making thing. it seems unreal to me. >> reporter: chp officers from sacramento have been investigating basham because of the threat they say he made.
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they won't name who was targeted. >> it was an elected official that threats were made upon. chp has a responsibility to elected officials like the governor and supreme court judges and even legislators if they receive threats. >> reporter: he was arrested at a relative's home in sunnyvale yesterday shortly after a search warrant was served on his home. that's when they found the hazardous chemicals and bomb- making material. they're continuing their sweep of the home today looking for evidence and if there are any more signs of exmotives. his -- explosives. his house sticks out with the numerous surveillance cameras and radio antennas perched on the roof. >> it is weird. i think that smacks of i've got something to hide here. it's almost like a osama bin laden type compound, the high walls where you can't see in and such. what's he got to hide? >> reporter: it's unknown how long law enforcement will be
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here, but we do have another reporter on the scene who's actually right now getting an update from a california highway patrol officer. we will bring you an update coming up later on our channel 2 news at 5:00. reporting live from santa clara, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. a uc student in santa cruz shot in the head at a bus stop is expected to make a full recovery. the 21-year-old told police she was attacked at this stop near natural bridges state beach monday night. police say a man pointed a rifle and demanded everything she had. the victim was hit in the back of the head by a bullet. >> she was amazing. she was able to keep her wits about her. she was able to pay attention to her surroundings, fight to survive through this ordeal as well as get help. >> doctors were able to remove the bullet which only partially pierced her skull. the gunman is described as light skinned, approximately
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5'7" with a medium build. he was wearing jeans, a gray sweat shirt and a red bandanna over his face. santa clara county leaders announced a gun buyback event this morning. san jose mayor chuck reeled was among those who spoke at this morning's announcement. the county will hold the buyback on march 2 at the santa clara county fair grounds. gun owners can turn in their weapons for cash anonymously with no questions asked. you'll get $100 for handguns and $200 for assault weapons. there was an appeal hearing for barry bonds this morning in san francisco. the home run king was a no show in court. he's trying to overturn his felony conviction for obstruction of justice. claudine wong joins us live outside the courthouse to explain what happened today, claudine? >> reporter: well, the hearing was quick. it only lasted about 30 minutes, tori. now that's all -- now all that's left for barry bonds is to sit and wait for this panel of judges to make a decision. >> the united states of america
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versus barry bonds. >> reporter: a lot of legal arguments were made this morning in front of this three- judge panel all trying to answer the question did barry bonds obstruct justice when he testified before a grand jury back in 2003. his attorney argues the government case comes down to one question about his childhood friend and personal trainer greg anderson. the question was did greg ever give you anything that required a syringe to inject yourself with. bonds answer focused on his friendship with anderson and his celebrity child status. >> why couldn't he answer that with a yes or no? >> he did. he did three times, your honor. on page 48 and 49, ausa says you satisfied me. we've covered this but i'm going to ask you one more time, were you given anything to inject yourself with and there's a direct no. it's no, no, no. >> the whole idea of obstruction is delaying the providing of the truthful evidence to the grand jury. if you delay and delay and
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finally you give them false evidence, you're still not giving them truthful evidence. >> reporter: noticeably act was the former -- act was -- absent was the former giant slugger. they agreed wee be a distraction. >> he wanted to be here. >> reporter: who scored more points? former prosecutor william keen says it's tough to say. >> i would say it was arranged well on both sides. but i thought if you had to make any calls on what i just saw, there were at least a couple of judges that had some questions about the conviction. >> reporter: there's no time limit on whether this panel of judges has to make a decision. attorneys we talked to outside of court say they expect it to be in months but they also say some decisions have taken years. live in san francisco, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. santa clara county deputies are looking for two people who tried to lure a boy into their car. it happened at 7:40 this
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morning on rucker avenue. an 11-year-old boy was taking out the trash when a man and a woman in a small car pulled up to him. authorities say they motioned for the boy to get into the car. he refused and they drove off. they are both hispanic with a medium build. the man was in his 30s with no facial hair. the girl was in her 20s. the young woman was in her 20s with long, dark hair. we are learning more information about the manhunt for a former la police officer that ended in a deadly shootout yesterday. ktvu's brian flores joins us live from the newsroom to explain the suspect's hiding spot was a lot closer to police than they realized. >> reporter: yeah. the police department held a press conference a few hours ago. no details were given on positively identifying dorner's body which is the reason why many officers and their families are still on guard. >> we still have some individuals in this department who are still in great fear. when your life and your family
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-- the live the your family are placed in jeopardy and threatened with death, that's quite something to deal with. >> reporter: the l.a. police department says it's back to normal operations after the gun battle and fire that may have killed accused gunman christopher dorner. but it may not be over yet for the police and sheriffs in the l.a. area. the body has yet to be identified despite reports that his body may have been inside a charred out cabin from tuesday. >> sounded like one shot fired from inside the residence. >> there's still much work to be done. we just don't stop an investigation because the suspected individual may no longer be available. >> reporter: the l.a. times report that officers used tear gas to try and force dorner out of the cabin. once he was hold up there for hours. we're now learning that for days dorner may have been hiding inside a vacation cabin just across the street from a command post. the owner of the burned out cabin speaks out. >> the cabin has been used for many things.
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one was a post office at one point and to see it all go up in smoke is very sad for me but also for personal reasons, you know, it's a place where my family and i spent name rouse times over the years and it's a -- numerous times over the years and it's a great place to rest. >> reporter: just days ago -- [indiscernible] -- investigators had been at the house. they're looking at anything of dorner's past. they left with about ten bags of possible evidence. but investigators say a major break is when dorner carjacked a person working near a boy scout camp. rick helterbreak was able to escape. >> he said i don't want to hurt you. just get out and start walking up the road and take jury dog with you. he was -- take your dog with you. he was came up. i was calm. i would say i was in fear of my life but there was no panic. he told me what to do and i did
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it. >> reporter: he goes on to say that about 20 seconds later he heard multiple gunshots. while the lapd says things are going back to normal, the protective detail for officers mentioned in dorner's man feas toe will remain in -- manifesto will remain in place. >> thank you, brian. a memorial service for one of the police officers dorner is accused of killing drew a throng of officers to a church this morning. this is video of the funeral procession for 34-year-old michael crane. more than a hundred patrol cars and motorcycles escorted his casket to the grove community church in riverside. crane and another officer were am bushed in a patrol car last thursday. the second officer is expected to survive. crane leaves behind a wife and two young children. stay with ktvu and for continuing coverage. we expect more information from los angeles police later today and we'll have the very latest on our newscast at 5:00 and
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6:00. police have issued a warning to people in san carlos. be on the lookout for burglars. four burglaries have been reported in a 48-hour period on northam, woodland, clifton and eaton avenues. the burglars kick in a door usually on the side or back of the house. if anyone suspicious comes to your door or is seen in your neighborhood, you should call 911. brentwood police are investigating a series of home burglaries and some of the law officers. police say several homes have been targeted over the past few weeks, and thieves appear to be after jewelry, electronics and guns. in some cases weapons belonging to law enforcement officers were stolen. no one was at home during the break-ins. we're in pittsburgh where a police officer has been shot. we'll tell you how he's doing and what police are saying about the suspect. after a foggy start, we're
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tracking a warming trend. when we could see temperatures in the 70s. and bart fares could be increasing despite the $50 million surplus. ao?.=(=pcpcpcpcpcpcpcpcpc2h q
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a pittsburgh police officer and a suspect are both
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recovering from gunshot wounds -- pittsburg police officer and a suspect are both recovering from gunshot wounds. >> reporter: two pittsburg police spotted a man last night. they say he was standing initially in front of the house on 12th street but when they tried to approach him, he ran. >> as the officers were chasing the suspect, he turned and fierdz at our officers -- fired at our officers, striking one. both officers were able to return fire striking the suspect. >> i heard shots around 11:30 at night. four first and then seven later. >> reporter: the officer was not seriously hurt. he was treated at a hospital and released. the suspect, a 30-year-old man with a lengthy history of drugs and weapons charges is expected to survive. >> our officers did an outstanding job today. they come to work every day knowing they can face a situation like this. they acted upon the threat and did what they are trained to do. >> reporter: for more than nine hours this morning, crime scene
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technicians meticulously poured over four blocks collecting more than ten shell casings. >> we have an extensive crime scene. >> reporter: the wounded officer is a five-year veteran of the force and has been placed on paid administrative leave for the next few days. the other officer involved has been with the department for seven years. the district attorney's office will take over. from pittsburg, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. president obama is on the road today to win public support for proposals he outlined in his state of the union speech last night. he began a three-day swing through three states with a stop at a reopened manufacturing plant in ashville, north carolina today. in addition to ambitious plans to close loopholes for the wealthy, tighten gun controls and control climate change, he says families need to be paid enough to raise their kids and get ahead which he reiterated today. >> that is part of the reason why i said last night that it's
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time for an increase in the minimum wage. because if you work full-time, you shouldn't be in poverty. >> when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? you get less of it. >> house speaker john boehner and other republicans are not buying the president's message. boehner says a spike in the minimum wage will stifle hiring in the midst. the current job recovery. the only initiative that drew applause from both sides of the oil last night was one for immigration reform. this morning for ash wednesday, faith leaders in san francisco launched their own campaign for citizenship. dozens of men and women of the cloth gathered at the 24th street bart station in support of 11 million people who want to become citizens. they poured ashes on the street for repentance and commitment. families also brought photographs to create a heart- shaped mural of a -- mural of
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aspiring americans. bart's board is considering a series of fare increases which would start next year. they're proposing fare hikes every two years from now until 2020. the amount of the increase would be tied with inflation. the proposed increase for next year is 5.2%. >> the economy is bad right now. people don't have that kind of money. i don't have that kind of money. >> commuters going between daly city and the pal street station in san francisco would pay $75 a year more if the first proposed increase goes into effect. opponents say bart's $50 million surplus should be used before fare hikes take effect but others argue that money is already earmarked for maintenance and new train cars. the metropolitan transportation commission this morning approved a proposal to put a $26 million security system on the new eastern span of the bay bridge. they were acting as the toll authority oversight committee. the system will be made up of a
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network of 17 a 5 video, infra- - 175 video, infrared cameras. the california highway patrol said it was needed in order to protect the bridge. some dense fog over the bay bridge. also widespread overcast over the bay itself and across some of the inland valleys. right now things beginning to clear out. almost like a summertime weather pattern. temperatures are beginning to recover this wednesday afternoon. right now on the maps, i still can show you the clear skies overhead but some fog hugging the coastline from half moon bay, pacifica, ocean beach, also up toward point rays as well. still some patchy overcast, at least for the next couple of hours for the coastal spots. temperatures updated for the 12:00 hour. you can see some 60s already out towards san jose and walnut creek. concord checking in 60 degrees. santa rosa 57.
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napa still on the cooler side. at last check reporting 50 degrees. forecast headlines for tonight, patchy fog and clearing out there for today. and then tomorrow some patchy morning fog, a little bit warmer. a few neighborhoods approaching the 70-degree mark as we do head toward thursday and friday. the weekend no rain clouds just yet. just a little bit of a dropoff in temperatures. high pressure continues to strengthen off shore. as a result, the storm track being pushed up way to our north. with the high in place, though, going to hold on to some patchy fog first thing tomorrow morning. it's a very stable setup. the key here, we're locked in this dry weather pattern right on through the weekend. our next chance of some rain and the forecast models kind of getting a better idea. that could be on tuesday. but does not look like a big deal at all in materials of significant rainfall but -- terms of significant rainfall but still a switch in the weather pattern next week. here's our forecast model showing you this. decreasing overcast for this afternoon with more sunshine. maybe some haze out there as well. first thing tomorrow morning once again we could have some
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patchy fog for the morning commute so just be extra careful for the early morning hours of thursday with the dropoff in visibilities. and to the later morning hours and into the afternoon, more sunshine and temperatures will continue to be on the mild side. that will be the key headline for thursday, valentine's day. and into your friday. forecast highs for this afternoon mainly in the upper 50s to the low 60s. san jose 64 and half moon bay 58 degrees. here is a look ahead, your five- day forecast. you'll notice this end into your thursday. temperatures continue to warm up just a little bit. look what happens by friday. the warmest locations right around 70 degrees. lots of upper 60s in the forecast for friday. weekend just some minor cooling, especially by sunday. and possibly by tuesday of next week, we could be tracking a few rain showers but nothing significant just yet. but today and tomorrow looking pretty good. >> all right. thanks for valentine's day. thank you, park. pope benedict celebrated his final public mass as pontiff.
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[ applause ] >> the pope received a standing row oh vision as he -- standing ovation as he entered a packed room. he said he was stepping down for the good of the church citing his frail health. they hope to have a new pope in place by easter which is march 31 this year. valentine's day came early for some penguins in san francisco and new improved apple macbook now on sale for hundreds of dollars less.
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stocks mixed in afternoon trading on wall street. still holding close to record levels. comcast shares rising after yesterday's surprise announcement. they have agreed to buy general electric's nbc division. today apple announced a $200 price drop for its macbook pro laptop. the 13-inch macbook pro with retina display now starts at $1499 for 128 gigabytes of flash memory. the 2 a 56 -- 256 gigabyte model has been dropped to 1699. 16-inch macbook pros will have faster processors but still cost 2199. apple is looking to boost mac sales after a disappointing final quarter of 2012.
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18 years after leaving the u.s. market, alfa romeo is coming back. all fiat dealerships will have a chance to sell the sports car later this year. the 4-c makes its debut at the geneva motor show next month. it will be available in the u.s. later this year and more models are expected by 2016. love is in the air at the california academy of sciences in san francisco. this day before valentine's day, they gave out heart-shaped valentine's to the colony of african penguins. each of the valentine's have handwritten messages from academy visitors. the penguins accepted them with their beaks and took them back to their nest. the penguins will either offer them to their mates or use the hearts to line their nests. today on channel 2 news at 5:00, a couple of political odd couples. find out what brings a republican governor to the
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area. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you at the next break. we're always here on [ male announcer ] tender sirloin and a succulent lobster tail... for an incredible $16.99. share the love this valentine's, with sizzler's steak & lobster.


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